Feminist theologian: “It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was male as we now define maleness”

And given recent events and statements by others fighting on behalf of women, anyone who would disagree with this theologian is likely a misogynist:

SusannahDr Susannah Cornwall claimed that it is “simply a best guess” that Jesus was male.

Her comments, which are bound to provoke fury in some quarters, were published in response to the ongoing debate about women bishops in the Church of England.

Dr Cornwall, of Manchester University’s Lincoln Theological Institute, describes herself on her blog as specialising in: “Research and writing in feminist theology, sexuality, gender, embodiment, ethics and other fun things like that.”

In her paper “Intersex & Ontology, A Response to The Church, Women Bishops and Provision”, she argues that it is not possible to know “with any certainty” that Jesus did not suffer from an intersex condition, with both male and female organs.

In an extraordinary paper she says: “It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was male as we now define maleness.

“There is no way of knowing for sure that Jesus did not have one of the intersex conditions which would give him a body which appeared externally to be unremarkably male, but which might nonetheless have had some “hidden” female physical features.”

Dr Cornwall argues that the fact that Jesus is not recorded to have had children made his gender status “even more uncertain”.

And so the war against women finds a new battlefield, Jesus’ nether region and whether or not he was truly and fully male.

H/T Peter Sean Bradley who adds with wisdom:

…file under “It  must be getting near Easter if these kinds of stupid stories are being published in the mainstream press”

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